Ragini MMS is a 2011 Bollywood horror-thriller film. The film revolves around the video footage of a girl named Ragini. It has been directed by Pawan Kripalani and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms, who produced critically acclaimed hits Love Sex aur Dhokha and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. It was released on 13 May 2011.
Ragini MMS is a sensuous paranormal film, shot as if in real time!
The quintessential couple, Ragini and Uday, set out to have a dirty weekend at a friend's farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai. The weekend getaway quickly changes gears as they find themselves in a house that has been rigged with cameras in Bigg Boss style.
The cameras that were meant to capture love-making are witness to something that is beyond the realm of human understanding...something metaphysical....
Within the confines of this house, Ragini and Uday are now at the mercy of an unexplainable paranormal force. With sundown approaching, what will the new entrants of the house do?
Positively, among the most keenly awaited films of the season, Ragini MMS, a hybrid of fact and fiction, is thrilling voyeurism from the producers of Love Sex Aur Dhokha. The scariest date movie, buffering in Theatres on Friday the 13th May!
The film was originally titled Raginni MMS but a numerologist advised Ekta Kapoor to change it to Ragini MMS. The film took only 25 days to shoot.
The film had a midnight première on May 13, 2011 in Mumbai.
Upon release, the film met with mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave it 4/5 stars and called it a "creepy, spine-chilling date movie...RAGINI MMS amalgamates components of horror, paranormal and sex seamlessly. It titillates, it petrifies, but most importantly, it tells you a story which is daunting, imaginative and unconventional."  Naresh Deoshi from Apunka Choice also gave the film 4/5 stars calling it "a damn scary film!" Ankur Pathak from Rediff.com gave the film 3.5/5 stars and said "Ekta Kapoor's new film is terrifyingly real, and immensely watchable for the cold fright it inspires. She must be lauded for relying on young actors, and believing in the risky attempt of largely untouched storytelling."  Nikhat Kazmi from Times of India gave the film 3.5/5 stars as well. He said "...Ragini MMS makes a heady cocktail of sex and horror that's so very different from run-of-the-mill Bollywood." Shubha Shetty-Saha gave the film a good review of 3/5 and said "some scenes were so scary, that I actually wanted to run out of the theatre".
Mayank Shekhar from Hindustan Times gave the film 2/5 stars, while Pankaj Sabnani from Glamsham gave the film an average review of 2.5/5 saying "Ragini MMS isn't worth 'circulating', if you have a large appetite for horror." Aniruddha Guha from DNA gave the film 2/5 saying, "Watch Ragini MMS only if you dig cheap thrills. But don’t worry about losing sleep thereafter."
Deepika, a girl from Delhi, on whom the film is partly based, has filed a lawsuit on producer Ekta Kapoor. Deepika claims that, according to her contract, Ekta would show her the film before its premiere to ensure Deepika was not picturised in a negative light. However, after many days, Deepika had still not seen the film and Ekta had been avoiding her phone calls. With Ekta not speaking the truth in public, Deepika has the feeling that people might think that even the intimate scenes were of her as well.
The music is composed by S. D. Burman, Shamir Tandon, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Roman, and Bappi Lahiri. The soundtrack for the film was released on April 19, 2011. It consists of only four songs, including the hit song "Raat Akeli Hai" from the 1967 film, Jewel Thief.
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